Ramblings From The Ranch

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At The Ranch, dogs from the Lake Chapala area who are abused, homeless or abandoned (often all three) find a refuge where they are well taken care of until they find a forever home. Generally, The Ranch focuses on medium and large dogs, but there are times that the guidelines get blurred and the rule of no puppies less than ten-weeks old vaporizes. One reason The Ranch isn’t the best environment for fragile pups; they can wriggle out of their pens and get lost again. We also normally don’t accept small dogs. However, our number one priority is to help all dogs and such was the case with Mary Agnes and her two babies, Calvin and Clinton. 

Recently, a woman was here visiting for a few months and fell in love with a gentle little street dog. After a few weeks of feeding her, the dog delivered two puppies. So she took the three dogs in until she needed to return to Canada. Some neighbors offered to take just the puppies, but she knew they wouldn’t be cared for properly and were too young to be away from their mother. She needed our help. 

The Ranch staff couldn’t bear the idea of this sweet momma and her babies being put out on the street so we took them in and put out a plea for a temporary foster home. Fortunately, a loving soul has taken them in for a month until the pups grow and get stronger. They’ll come back to the Ranch and we’ll be looking for loving parents to give them a forever home.

Fostering puppies or dogs with special needs is a critical component of The Ranch’s ability to save lives. Volunteers are always needed to take in some cute little ones in need of extra attention. If you’d like to join our roster of foster parents let us know - at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 331.270.4447. Follow us on Facebook: Lakeside Spay and Neuter Ranch and Adoptions.


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